RELEASE
October 05, 2010
LABEL
Capitol
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Rock & Roll

Album Review

Much grander than the single-disc Power to the People but not nearly as lavish as the 11-disc Signature Box, the four-disc Gimme Some Truth is the middle ground of Apple/EMI’s 2010 John Lennon reissue series: a collection of four thematic collections offered at a reasonable price. Breaking any artist’s work into themes is tricky, but the topics here are broad enough to give the compilers some wiggle room: Working Class Hero contains Lennon’s protest songs, Woman his songs of love and women (“Mother” and “My Mummy’s Dead” don’t quite qualify as romantic tunes, after all), Borrowed Time features songs about “life,” and his rock & roll numbers are presented on a disc called Roots, oddly sharing its title with the controversial original unofficial release of Rock 'n' Roll (indeed, this Roots disc winds up containing the entirety of Rock 'n' Roll). Some of the selected songs may not quite fit the themes but the 72 cuts here contain much of Lennon’s solo best, making this a good thorough overview for those who need more than the hits but don’t want to invest in full albums. It’s at a very nice price point, too.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Working Class Herohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Power to the Peoplehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Godhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Diehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Gimme Some Truthhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Sunday Bloody Sundayhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Steel and Glasshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Meat Cityhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. I Don't Wanna Face Ithttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Rememberhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Woman Is the Nigger of the Worldhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. I Found Outhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Isolationhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Imaginehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Give Peace a Chancehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Only Peoplehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Motherhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Hold Onhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. You Are Herehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Well Well Wellhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Oh My Lovehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Oh Yoko!https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Grow Old with Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. Lovehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. Jealous Guyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. Womanhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. Out the Blue [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. Bless Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. Nobody Loves You (When You're Down and Out)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  32. My Mummy's Deadhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  33. I'm Losing Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  34. (Just Like) Starting Over [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  35. No. 9 Dreamhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  36. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  37. Mind Gameshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  38. Nobody Told Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  39. Cleanup Timehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  40. Crippled Insidehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  41. How Do You Sleep?https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  42. How?https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  43. Intuitionhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  44. I'm Stepping Outhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  45. Whatever Gets You Thru the Nighthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  46. Old Dirt Roadhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  47. Scaredhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  48. What You Gothttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  49. Cold Turkeyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  50. New York Cityhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  51. Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  52. Borrowed Timehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  53. Look at Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  54. Watching the Wheelshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  55. Be-Bop-A-Lulahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  56. You Can't Catch Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  57. Medley: Rip It Up/Ready Teddyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  58. Tight AShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  59. Ain't That a Shamehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  60. Sweet Little Sixteenhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  61. Do You Wanna Dancehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  62. Slippin' and Slidin'https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  63. Peggy Suehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  64. Medley: Bring It on Home to Me/Send Me Some Lovin'https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  65. Yer Blues [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  66. Just Becausehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  67. Bony Moroniehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  68. Beef Jerkyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  69. Ya Yahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  70. Hound Dog [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  71. Stand by Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  72. Here We Go Againhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some-truth-remastered/id721302475?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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